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Atoka is a town in Tipton County, in the Memphis metro area.

One tradition says the community was named for a Choctaw athlete; another says it was derived from an Indian term for "ballfield"

The latitude of Atoka is 35.441N. The longitude is -89.778W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 433 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,522.


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Median household income
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$58,583
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Atoka demographic reports

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15% of Atoka residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Atoka ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Atoka was $19,644, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Atoka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Atoka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $429.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,022.


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Tipton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Atoka political report.

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The average commute time for Atoka workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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